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Masculinity: Identification, roles, and subjects
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE 
Author/s: Adriano Zamperini, David Primo, Ines Testoni 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  28 Pg. 399-426 FullText PDF:  207 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PU2018-003004
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Over the last decades, the study of the Masculine has entered in the field of social sciences as a central research topic. In particular, Critical Studies on Men & Masculinities (CSMM) provide insightful tools to understand both the role of masculinity in sustaining asymmetric power dynamics in gender relations, and the heterogeneous ways in which subjects get to define themselves as men. Nevertheless, there are still numerous theoretical aporias open to debate. This paper aims both at summarizing the focal points of the debates on masculinities, and at assessing the contribution of a dialogue between CSMM and psychoanalytic language in the study of men’s subjectivities. A promising point of contact to make this dialogue possible is Judith Butler’s post-structuralist rearticulation of Freud’s and Lacan’s works about the development of sexual identity.
Keywords: Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM); Hegemonic masculinity theory; Judith Butler; Theories in subjection; Gender identity

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Adriano Zamperini, David Primo, Ines Testoni, Masculinity: Identification, roles, and subjects in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 3/2018, pp. 399-426, DOI:10.3280/PU2018-003004

   

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